Keto Cashew Chicken with Cauliflower Rice

Way better than takeout and so flavorful and easy to make, this classic Chinese dish features chicken, vegetables, cashews, and a tangy, slightly sweet and spicy sauce.
Serves 4 Serving: 1 Heaping Cup Cashew Chicken & 1 Cup Cauliflower Rice

Ingredients List

  • lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 cups small broccoli florets
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped, lighter bottoms and darker green tops separated
  • 1 Tbsp chili garlic sauce
  • 2 tsp granulated brown erythritol-based sweetener
  • 2 Tbsp gluten-free soy sauce (tamari), or liquid aminos
  • Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/2 cup roasted salted cashews, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 13.5 oz (about 4 cups or 1.5 10-oz frozen bags) cauliflower rice, heated
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  • Season the chicken pieces with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  • In a large skillet with a lid over medium-high heat, heat the coconut oil to shimmering hot. Add the chicken and cook, uncovered, turning occasionally until the chicken is semi-firm and golden in spots, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the broccoli, pepper, white and light parts of the green onion, the chili garlic sauce, and 2 tablespoons of water. Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally for 3 minutes.
  • Uncover and add the sweetener, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and xanthan gum. Bring to a boil and let the liquid reduce a bit, 4 minutes. Mix in the cashews and heat 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Drizzle the sesame oil and sprinkle the scallion greens onto the cashew chicken. Serve immediately with the heated cauliflower rice.

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RecipeEric Lundy

PhotographyErin Ng

2 reviews

2 responses to “Keto Cashew Chicken with Cauliflower Rice”

  1. 5 stars
    Keto Cashew Chicken was the first Keto Dish I tried cooking from scratch and it was a HUGE success. Easy to make and now a staple for my weekly meal planning.

  2. 5 stars
    Yummy plus the family loved it! The favors were delicious so says my daughter plus the cashews were a hit!


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